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BC-NM--New Mexico Digest, NM

January 1, 2019

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Mexico. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 505-822-9022 or apalbuquerque@ap.org

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

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SANTA FE, N.M. — The reins of New Mexico state government are passing from one Latina governor to another as Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham prepares for her inauguration at noon on New Year’s Day. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words. With the Latest.


_STATE POLICE CHIEF-RETIRED: The chief of the New Mexico State Police Department has retired after five years on the job and a total of 26 years with the agency.

_RIO GRANDE TRAIL: A master plan that charts out the next steps for developing a 500-mile trail along the Rio Grande from one end of New Mexico to the other has been adopted.



DENVER — Every year, while a dozen NFL head coaches are preparing their teams for the playoffs, nearly as many coaches are called into their general manager’s office and told they’re fired for not being one of those dozen coaches who are preparing their teams for the playoffs. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 940 words.


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